Desert Agave (Agave deserti) in the Agaves Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Leaves: Glaucous
Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Other: The juice from many species of agave can cause acute contact dermatitis that produces reddening and blistering lasting approximately one to two weeks. Itching may recur up to a year later without a visible rash. Dried parts of the plants can be handled sa
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow in shallow pots with a well draining, sterile mix; 50/50 organic/inorganic of coarse perlite, pumice; sphagnum peat or good compost. Avoid manures. Irrigate from below by submerging in water to 1/2 height of pot. Provide bright, indirect light and a
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Offsets
Other: Bulbils
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Monocarpic

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Show off your Agave pictures here. by Stush2019 Jun 21, 2019 4:13 PM 170
Show off your glaucous grays! by Jai_Ganesha Dec 15, 2018 5:45 PM 99
Cactus and succulents chat by Baja_Costero Jan 17, 2020 12:11 AM 6,319
Cactus and Succulent chat 2016 by gg5 Apr 11, 2017 11:52 AM 1,827

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